Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition has secured a majority in Japan’s upper house of parliament, according to vote counts by public television and other media.
Japanese police have named a man suspected of starting a fire that killed 34 people in an animation studio.
A man burst into a famous animation production studio in Kyoto and started a fire early on Thursday, leaving at least one person dead and 35 others injured, some critically, Japanese authorities said.
Nine deer have died after swallowing plastic bags at a park in western Japan.
Nine deer at a famed park in western Japan have died recently after swallowing plastic bags.
Heavy rain has caused flooding and mudslides in southern Japan.
Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as a largely lost cause.
Boris Johnson has again criticised Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that liberalism is dead, with the potential Prime Minister saying Britain was the best modern example of the “triumph of liberal values”.
Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have hit the reset button in trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies, at least delaying an escalation in tension between the US and China that had financial markets on edge and cast a cloud over the global economy.
The Duke of Sussex will help mark a moment in history when he attends the first Major League Baseball (MLB) game played in Europe.
Theresa May condemned Vladimir Putin’s “irresponsible” actions in a frosty meeting between the two leaders dominated by exchanges about the Salisbury nerve agent attack.